- Listen. God’s trying to tell you something.
One day I found a penny.
I stopped and picked it up.
The next day I found another.
This started a routine that puzzled me.
Without trying, without searching I started finding a penny a day.
At first, I thought it coincidence. After two weeks of finding a penny a day, I thought it weird.
I thought I must be sub-consciously looking for them. So, the next day I refused to look at the ground; walked around with nose in the air.
I was doing fine until mid-afternoon. I walked across the parking lot with nose held high. When I looked down to open the truck door…you guessed it. There on the ground, as pretty as a picture; a beautiful copper penny.
“Lord are you trying to show me something?”
Suddenly, one day, after seeing, stopping, bending down, picking up, holding and praying.
This came to me…
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted... (Psalm 34:18)Then…
The Lord GOD, gathers the outcasts… (Isaiah 56:8)
He heals the brokenhearted... (Psalm 147:3)
“Those pennies have been cast aside.
Counted as nothing.
Many have been seen and stepped over.
Not counted as worthy enough to stoop down and pick up.
Many of my people are like those pennies.
In the same way I have given you eyes to see those pennies,
and the conviction to pick them up.
I have given you eyes to see My people and
the conviction to pick them up.”
…I stopped seeing pennies that day, and started seeing people.
Have you ever found a penny?
- Listen. God’s trying to tell you something
Kayla, thank you my sweet daughter for prompting this repost. I know at times you may feel small, like you don't amount to much. But, did you know that a penny is worth more by weight than it's face value? Likewise, what God has put inside you is more valuable than the world gives you credit for. You are precious in His sight...and mine. Love Dad.